Caution urged for SME fund processes

Caution urged for SME fund processes

With many small- and medium-sized enterprises having difficulties accessing financial resources to improve their capability, the Small- and Medium-sized Enterprises Development Fund under the Ministry of Planning and Investment is aiming to meet their greater financing needs.
Escaping poverty via breed initiative

Escaping poverty via breed initiative

In defiance of difficulties induced by climate change, natural disasters, and output markets, many farmers in Nga Son district of the north-central province of Thanh Hoa have escaped prolonged poverty thanks to the professional models of black tiger shrimp farming, intercropped with green crabs and tilapia, which can churn out strong profits.
Hopes for continued aid for at-risk families

Hopes for continued aid for at-risk families

The Green Climate Fund, the Vietnamese government, and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) are joining hands in a project to improve the resilience of coastal communities to climate change in Vietnam.
Investing in resilience to erratic future

Investing in resilience to erratic future

As the tides of catastrophe recede, leaving Central Vietnam and indeed the entire country turned on its head by a raging pandemic and natural disasters, the need to rebuild emerges stronger than ever. Dao Xuan Lai, assistant resident representative and team leader of Climate Change and Environment from the United Nations Development Programme in Vietnam, writes about what priority considerations Vietnam needs to take into account to build a better, more resilient, and more sustainable future for itself and its people.
Joint efforts by government, citizens key to success in fighting COVID-19: Survey

Joint efforts by government, citizens key to success in fighting COVID-19: Survey

Caitlin Wiesen, UNDP Resident Representative in Vietnam, said on December 8 that the Vietnamese Government’s quick and effective response in combination with the public’s trust and observance of prevention and control measures were key to the country’s success in containing the COVID-19 pandemic.
Vietnam Green Building Week to take place in December

Vietnam Green Building Week to take place in December 1

The Vietnam Green Building Week 2020 will be held at InterContinental Hanoi Landmark 72 in Hanoi’s Nam Tu Liem district by the Ministry of Construction in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) from December 9-11.
Storm-hit families grasping the knowledge to overcome

Storm-hit families grasping the knowledge to overcome

Extreme weather is challenging ordinary Vietnamese people, with many failing to know how to fully protect themselves from natural disasters.
Vietnam’s ASEAN Chairmanship 2020 extraordinary: UNDP official

Vietnam’s ASEAN Chairmanship 2020 extraordinary: UNDP official

Vietnam’s ASEAN Chairmanship 2020 is very extraordinary at the time of great uncertainties and challenges, especially the COVID-19 pandemic, UNDP Resident Representative for Vietnam Caitlin Wiesen has said.
Anti-corruption charge in Vietnam commended

Anti-corruption charge in Vietnam commended

Vietnam’s intensified crackdown on corruption has continued to draw praise from the international community.
UNDP, Sweden support Cambodia’s climate change response

UNDP, Sweden support Cambodia’s climate change response

The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and Sweden on April 23 co-signed a new contribution agreement worth 3.34 million USD to support the Cambodia Climate Change Alliance (CCCA) from 2020 to 2022, said a UNDP statement.
Swift climate action paves the way for Vietnam's sustainable future

Swift climate action paves the way for Vietnam's sustainable future

Vietnam and the rest of the world need to act now, not only to secure future prosperity but to avoid the dramatic impacts of climate change down the road.
UNDP supports Vietnam in COVID-19 fight

UNDP supports Vietnam in COVID-19 fight

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) on April 12 donated 20,000 high-quality surgical masks to Vietnam’s Ministry of Health (MoH) to help protect health care workers on the frontlines of fighting the COVID-19 pandemic.
Salinisation struggle tackled head-on

Salinisation struggle tackled head-on

Vietnam’s efforts to combat water shortages and saline intrusion in the Mekong Delta and climate change impacts in other regions have been fuelled by the United Nations Development Programme.
Over 30 million USD for Vietnam to enhance climate resilience

Over 30 million USD for Vietnam to enhance climate resilience

The Green Climate Fund (GCF) has approved a non-refundable aid worth 30.2 million USD to help Vietnam enhance climate resilience, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD).
Closing inequality gaps to secure long-lasting progress

Closing inequality gaps to secure long-lasting progress

Alongside its socio-economic development process, Vietnam has been enhancing its human development policies.
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